… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Severe floods hit Iraq, leaving 3,000+ homes flooded and more than 12 people dead
Posted by TW on November 25, 2018. Watchers.news
Another round of heavy rain on November 22 and 23, 2018, caused severe flooding in parts of Iraq, leaving more than 12 people dead. The event follows weeks of unusually heavy and early rainfall and dozens of casualties.
The worst affected governorates are Ninewa and Salah al-Din, with multiple reports of bridges, roads and villages being inundated, UNOCHA reports. An estimated 10,000 people in Salah al-Din and 15,000 people in Ninewa need assistance, including thousands of families living in IDP camps. Losses are still being assessed, but initial accounts from flooded areas include the destruction of homes, livestock, and household items.
According to DPA news agency, seven people were killed after the floods hit the town and district of al-Shirqat in the province. Local media reported as many as 3,000 homes had been left at least partially submerged after rising levels of Tigris River, which runs through the district and the town. “Rains flooded houses and farms, leaving some 3,000 people homeless,” Ali Dodah, the mayor of Shirqat said. Many of the people escaped their half-submerged homes in small boats.
Rudaw news agency reported at least 12 people died as a result of floods in the province. The agency added that the floods damaged a camp housing of at least 30 internally displaced Yazidi families, with residents facing temperatures hovering around zero (°C). Damage and casualties were also reported in the southern part of the country. According to Kurdistan24, a two-year-old girl died and two others were wounded after a house collapsed in Basra’s al-Jumaa neighborhood. In the province of Dhi Qar, immediately northwest of Basra, local media outlets reported that a woman and her child were also killed after the roof of their house collapsed in the al-Rafa’i district, just north of Nasiriyah, the provincial capital.
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